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Peter Avitabile

Peter Avitabile, D.Eng. Professor & Co-Director


Modal Analysis, Analytical and Experimental Structural Dynamics

Research Interest

Analytical and experimental modal analysis, correlation and updating of structural dynamic models, system modeling including impedance modeling, linear/non-linear response analysis techniques

Educational Background

B.S.M.E., Manhattan College

M.S.M.E., University of Rhode Island

D. Eng., UMass Lowell



Peter Avitabile joined the University in 1985 after having worked in industry for over 10 years. His industrial and university experience of over 35 years includes finite element modeling, experimental structural dynamic modeling, correlation of analytical and experimental data, integration of analytical and experimental data to provide better component and system model representations for structural response. Avitabile is well known both nationally and internationally for his contributions to the field of structural dynamic modeling techniques. He has written over 120 journal, conference and magazine articles over his career and has made over 150 live industrial seminars on material related to analytical and experimental structural dynamic modeling techniques for hardware/software vendors and professional societies. He has also been a consultant to a wide variety of companies over his career.

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